Protein Powerhouses- Almond Coconut Muffins and Chia Seed Jam!

Protein Powerhouses- Almond Coconut Muffins and Chia Seed Jam!

I love finding new recipes that give me a great protein-filled snack to satisfy my hunger and  keep my energy levels up.  Adding a protein to a snack is a great way to keep your blood-sugar levels balanced so you don't experience a high and then "the crash".  So many of us have a mid-day slump that makes us reach for a cup of coffee or a sugary snack.  This might pick us up in the short-term, but in the long-term it just sets up the cycle for another crash. By adding a protein to our snack, the energy is released more slowly, resulting in blood sugar levels and energy that is balanced.  Some of my favourite on-the-go snacks are fruits with nut butter, hummus with vegetables or a smoothie with added seeds and protein powders.  And now, a new favourite, thanks to two of my favourite recipe blogs, these amazing Banana Almond Muffins with Blueberry Vanilla Chia Seed Jam!

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Ginger Almond Soother!

Ginger Almond Soother!

It's been rainy and grey everyday this week and it's making me crave warm and creamy hot drinks.  What about you?  I generally try to avoid buying these drinks when I'm out, they tend to have a lot of extra sugars loaded in them and even if you find a cafe that uses almond milk and not cow dairy or soy, they tend to use the brands that have sweeteners, fillers and binders in the ingredients and they tend to charge a small fortune!Seems the best answer is to make my my own drink and I'm so excited to share with you because it was delicious, cheap, easy and got a very big thumbs up from my friends!

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